Sexual crimes are some of the most serious charges you can face in Utah. Being convicted of a sex crime can result in consequences like a minimum mandatory prison sentence and registering with the Sex and Kidnap Offender Registry for 10 years or for life for more serious sexual crimes. However, there are some surprising ways of becoming a sex offender in Utah that may snag those that have not sexually victimized anyone.
There are thirteen states that require someone convicted of public urination to register with the state sex offender registry, while two states specify the conviction of urination in front of a minor.
Taking and Sending Nude Photos of Yourself
Teens who take and send nude photos of themselves may be charged and convicted with child pornography and be required to register is a sex offender. If the photos are viewed in another state, the charge could escalate to a federal crime.
Under-Aged Consensual Sex
There are twenty-nine states that require under-aged teenagers who have engaged in consensual sex to register as sex offenders, upon sentencing.
A conviction of indecent exposure from flashing your breasts in front of others for personal gratification or the gratification of others is a crime that can land you on the sex offender registry in California.
Sleeping with a Sibling
Sexual contact between family members, also known as incest, is both social taboo and illegal in a lot of states.
Choose an Experienced Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer in Utah
If you are facing charges that carry a mandatory Sex and Kidnap Offender Registration in Utah, it is vital it is to contact a qualified, sex crimes defense attorney to safeguard your legal rights and establish your best possible defense to reduce or avoid the harmful effects this could have on your life and the lives of those you love. Wasatch Defense Lawyers truly believe that everyone deserves a fair trial and we are here to support you and your family during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review, we offer military discounts and payment plans.
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